Amplify Your Business

Amplify Your Business

Ampilify Your Business is a daily glimpse into the business tactics, challenges, and successes of entrepreneurs—hosted by CEO & Founder of Amplomedia, Lance Johnson. Real humans, real advice, delivered straight to your feed every day of the week.

Episodes

October 3, 2022 36 min

For Episode 174 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Zack Storms, the founder and Chief Organizer at Startup TNT. Startup TNT is an organization of like-minded entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and community supporters who meet every week to network, have fun, share their stories, and help build companies. 

 

Since 2019, Startup TNT’s weekly Thursday night happy hours have led to 50 startups raising $7 million from over 20...

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For Episode 173 of Amplify Your Business, we ventured out to the Forward Slash Summit on September 28th to experience the future of Edmonton’s economy first-hand (and maybe a glass of champagne or two along the way.)

 

Forward Slash is committed to “radically transforming and growing the economy of the Edmonton region.” With efforts to bring together local experts first undertaken during the early days of the pandemic, it was incre...

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For Episode 172 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Nadine and Franco Dookhoo, co-owners of Naco Commercial Property Solutions, a company that employs a team of knowledgeable experts to get down and dirty to keep commercial properties running smoothly and cleanly, so their owners don’t have to. Whether it’s snow removal, parking lot maintenance, landscaping, window washing, building clean outs, or anything in between, Naco ha...

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September 26, 2022 35 min

For Episode 171 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Kurian Tharakan, the founder and Managing Director of StrategyPeak Sales & Marketing Advisors. Kurian has been in the business for decades, and when he’s not sitting across the table from companies providing them with sage marketing and sales advice, he’s investing in budding entrepreneurs, and writing books, like his 2020 work The 7 Essential Stories Charismatic Leaders...

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September 23, 2022 19 min

For Episode 170 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Chris McLeod, the Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications at Edmonton Global. An experienced leader and active community volunteer, Chris has a strong track record of bringing people and ideas together. He has an impressive portfolio and expertise in economic development, community-building, marketing, strategy, and business engagement.

 

One of the ways in whi...

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September 21, 2022 33 min

For Episode 169 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Erin Bury, co-founder and CEO of Willful, a death tech business. Death tech is an industry that strives to push the way Canadians deal with death into the digital age. It’s moving from paper-based processes like drafting wills, estate planning, estate executing, etc., into the online world. Willful, as a business, sits firmly in the pre-planning stages of death: drafting wil...

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September 19, 2022 20 min

For Episode 168 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Kelsey Vickers, the co-founder of Fit + Fierce. Fit + Fierce is a program run by two friends, Kelsey and Danielle, for young girls in grades 4 to 12 (this year, Fun + Fierce was developed for younger girls in grade 3). The program aims to provide school-aged girls with the support system, information, and wellness that many young girls find themselves needing at ...

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September 16, 2022 44 min

For Episode 167 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Alex Rossol, the co-founder and CEO of AlignVR. AlignVR is a soft skill assessment tool, used for employee hiring or training. Employees are given VR gear and enter into a series of puzzles that they must work together on to complete. In this episode, Alex wows Lance with his revelation that when you’re 90% done on a project, you’re about halfway to the finish line.

 

Alex g...

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September 14, 2022 28 min

For Episode 166 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by John Davis, the CTO and Co-Founder of Zero Point Cryogenics, a company that manufactures dilution refrigerators. Dilution refrigerators are the method of continuously cooling below one kelvin. In fact, Zero Point Cryogenics refrigerators cool to around ten millikelvin - which is roughly -273.14 degrees celsius, just 0.01 degrees shy of Absolute Zero.

When most people hear ...

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September 12, 2022 47 min

For Episode 165 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Matt Hampton, the founder of Headshop, and the Director of Client Engagement at Envoy. During our conversation with Matt, he explains to us what pushed him to start Headshop.com, how things have changed since he bought the domain more than two decades ago, and where he gets his entrepreneurial inspiration.

Though originally, Headshop dorm decor for the college stoner, in t...

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For today's episode of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Dennis Geelen, the founder and Chief Difference Maker at Zero In. Zero In is a boutique consulting firm that helps businesses conquer indifference in whatever way that looks for them - whether it be indifferent customers who don’t want to buy products or indifferent employees who aren’t passionate about their work.

 

Zero In helps businesses fight indifference by inc...

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September 2, 2022 45 min

For Episode 163 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Sam Jenkins, the managing partner at Punchcard Systems. Punchcard is a tech startup that focuses on being your all-in-one software company. Whether you’re looking for a digital workplace, web or mobile apps, dashboards, marketing automation, systems integration, or need innovation for your website, portals, intranet, or IoT, Punchcard systems does it all. They call themselve...

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September 1, 2022 33 min

For Episode 162 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Moirae Choquette, the founder and CEO of Tomato Wheels. Tomato Wheels has gone through many incarnations since it got its start in 2020 as an Italian spice company, creating what Moirae dubbed “Pasta Cheaters,” which were different spice profiles of dried herbs for people who couldn’t cook. When the pandemic hit, Moirae’s suppliers in Italy stopped responding to her attempts...

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August 31, 2022 31 min

For Episode 161 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Damien Vince, co-founder of Change Toothpaste, who makes sustainable toothpaste. Change Toothpaste is a toothpaste tablet that doesn’t change how you brush your teeth, but instead, what you use to brush them. Traditional toothpaste tubes are made up of 11 polymers, plastics, and resins that are neither recyclable nor compostable. Every tube ever made still sits in a landfill...

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For Episode 160 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Nathan Flim, the founder and CEO of The Fort Distillery. The Fort Distillery was founded in 2018 by Nathan and continues to be a family-owned and run distillery in Saskatchewan, Alberta. 

 

When The Fort Distillery first opened, they distilled vodka, gin, and a few liqueurs, but in 2019, they quickly saw the rise in popularity of ready-to-serve cocktails and decided they wan...

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For Episode 159 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Cory Hrushka, CEO of Insight Psychological, a psychological and counseling practice that services adults, children & youth, marriage and couples, families, and businesses.

 

Insight Psychological recently launched a tool, MyPsychPulse, for businesses to allow their employees to take an online screening test to evaluate where they are in regard to their own mental health....

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August 26, 2022 31 min

For Episode 158 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Zeze Peters, the founder and CEO of Beam City. Zeze has a degree in aerospace engineering from Cornell University, which he’s leveraged to fill his website full of hilarious space-themed puns. Beam City is the world’s first AI-based advertising automation platform. Through the use of algorithms and AI, Beam City helps its clients to plan and optimize their ads on all of the ...

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For Episode 157 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Angela Armstrong, the president and founder of Prime Capital Group. Prime Capital is an organization that leases equipment or tools of their trade to small and large businesses at a fraction of the price it would have cost them to buy them outright. This allows small businesses to get the tools they need  while staying cash rich so they can grow their businesses through agil...

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For Episode 156 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Craig Milne, the CEO of Copperstone Technologies. Unlike the majority of our guests on Amplify Your Business, Craig Milne is not the founder of Copperstone Technologies, but he was brought on in the early days as the CEO and has helped to scale the business to where it is today.

 

Copperstone Technologies is a company that builds robots for hazardous site investigation. Thes...

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For Episode 155 of Amplify Your Business, we’re joined by Kaiden Vancuren, the owner of Medicine Hat Brewing Company. In our interview with Kaiden, he tells us the three things he thinks every entrepreneur should know, how Medicine Hat Brewing survived the “Valley of Death,” what it’s like to break into other provinces as a brewing company, and much more. To learn more, visit Medicine Hat Brewing Company’s website or Instagram.

 

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